Organizers of the debauched march announced that they were ending their sponsorship because the festivities had grown too big – nearly 300,000 people were showing up to the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods looking for a good time.
But what was once a truly awesome one-day parade has morphed into a hopefully awesome 10-day festival, according to the southsideirishparade.org.
The newly created South Side Irish Parade Family Festival will kick off on March 3 and run through the 13th. In between, revelers will be treated to live entertainment, dancing, an Irish film festival and, of course, beer – and maybe whiskey.
For more details check out the announcement on the organization's web site.